The Daily Populous

Thursday October 7th, 2021 day edition

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The climate crisis is taking a growing toll on the mental health of children and young people, experts have warned.

Increasing levels of “eco-anxiety” – the chronic fear of environmental doom – were likely to be underestimated and damaging to many in the long term, public health experts said.

Although not yet considered a diagnosable condition, recognition of eco-anxiety and its complex psychological effects was increasing, they said, as was its “disproportionate” impact on children and young people.

A recent international survey of climate anxiety in young people aged 16 to 25 showed that the psychological burdens of climate crisis were “profoundly affecting huge numbers of these young people around the world”, they added.

Research offered insights into how young people’s emotions were linked with their feelings of betrayal and abandonment by governments and adults, they said.

Governments were seen as failing to respond adequately, leaving young people with “no future” and “humanity doomed”.

Rao and Powell said it was important to consider what could be done to alleviate the rising levels of climate anxiety. »

U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas

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The case is part of a fierce legal battle over abortion access in the United States, with numerous states pursuing restrictions.

"The fight has only just begun, both in Texas and in many states across this country where women’s rights are currently under attack," she added.

1/2 An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center is shown in Austin, Texas, U.S. June 27, 2016. »

Bernie Sanders just spent 15 minutes lambasting Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for holding up the Democrats' reconciliation bill, accusing them of 'sabotage'

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At a Wednesday news conference, Bernie Sanders blasted his colleagues Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema.

Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, who have both said that a $3.5 trillion price tag is too hefty.

Sanders said he's unsure what Manchin means by saying he does not want the country to become an "entitlement society." »

Fired IT admin revenge-hacks school by wiping data, changing passwords

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A 29-year old wiped data on systems of a secondary school in the U.K. and changed the passwords at an IT company, in retaliatory cyber attacks for being fired.

Georgeson had been working as an IT technician at the school but had been fired at the time of the attack.

Apart from changing passwords that locked users out, Georgeson also modified the phone system used to contact customers. »

Why China Is Alienating the World

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The European Union, which Beijing worked to court during the Trump era, has officially branded China a “systemic rival,” and NATO leaders have begun to coordinate a common response to Beijing.

Unlike previous eras of backlash against China, such as the one that followed the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, this one has not prompted a recalibration in Beijing.

But even more striking than the backlash against China has been the country’s inability to recalibrate. »